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The Changelog Podcast:
#197: The Future of WordPress and Calypso with Matt Mullenweg
Mar 07, 2016 @ 11:10:13

In episode #197 of The Changelog podcast they're joined by Matt Mullenweg (CEO of Automattic) to talk about the future of WordPress and how the newer "Calypso" interface fits in to the overall picture.

This week we’re joined by Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic. We discussed the past, present, and future of WordPress. We talked about the role of JavaScript for WordPress, their new REST API, Calypso, and more.

They talk about WordPress in general, Matt's "State of the Word 2015" presentation, beautiful code, and Steve Krug's Advanced Common Sense website as well. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get more great shows in the future.

tagged: wordpress thechangelog podcast ep197 mattmullenweg interview calypso

Link: https://changelog.com/197/

How Will REST API Affect WordPress Developers?
Feb 03, 2016 @ 10:48:31

On the Noupe.com site they've posted an article talking about the WordPress REST API that's been included by default in the project and how it will affect developers on the platform.

With the advent of WordPress 4.4 last year in December, we saw the inclusion of the first half of REST API in the WordPress Core, and the rest of it is expected to be with us in the upcoming major release of WordPress. [...] The community is abuzz with all talks about how important REST API will soon be for WordPress development, and how it is going to change the way developers code and interact with WP.

So, how is REST API going to affect the WordPress users and developers, and what exactly will we be able to accomplish using it?

In the article they talk about the impact that the API will have on the "rise of Javascript" in the WordPress application and the role PHP could play in it all. They also talk about cross-platform integrations the REST API makes possible, the Calypso interface that was recently announced and how it opens up a new world of mobile application possibilities.

tagged: wordpress api rest impact developers javascript crossplatform calypso mobile

Link: http://www.noupe.com/development/cms/how-will-rest-api-affect-wordpress-developers.html

PHPImpact Blog:
A Django template language clone for PHP
Aug 29, 2008 @ 10:25:55

On the PHP::Impact blog today Federico points out a Django templating language clone for PHP - Calypso.

Calypso is a full clone of the Django Template Language that helps developers separates the presentational and logic concerns of the application. It offers template inheritance, pluggable tags and filters, and can be easily integrated into the Zend Framework

The most powerful part of the Calypso system is the template inheritance. It allows you to build up a skeleton of templates that can be used for the entire site with blocks and areas that any other part of the application can easily override.

tagged: django clone calypso inheritance template